Friday, November 12, 2010

TVD's Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon!

Sometimes a song or a voice sticks with me. For many weeks now I’ve been playing a song called “Robbed Blind” written by an old friend, Canadian folk-singer, Hayden. I honestly have not spoken to Hayden for many years. He was once the darling of indie folk but now rarely travels to LA for a show.

This album, Elk Lake Serenade was self released over six years ago to very little fanfare, kind of stuck between retro and ahead of its time makes this an Idelic classic.

I’m calling the week’s Idelic Hour “Here Comes The Chill.” The show really has no musical direction other than the fresh “scent” of a new crop of songs from thoughtful singer-songwriters who share a sense of intimacy, akin to my pal Hayden.

In the mix, rising folk-stars Sarabeth Tucek, Yuck, and Sean Rowe, thought provoking “chill-wave" females Tennis and Porcelain Raft, and old friends Steve McBean and Kurt Vile will keep our turntables warm for the upcoming season.

The Idelic Hit of the Week:

xosidealer | @sidelic

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